Re: Females and Philmont
David D. Miller +49 6221 404-405 (DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET)
Fri, 14 Jun 1991 17:39:27 CST
With regard to female cubs, policy in Britain when I left was along
the lines of "Not under any circumstances". If a girl was within
striking distance of a Girl Guide/Brownie Guide unit, there was no way.
That rule applied to virtually the whole of the United Kingdom.
The exceptions are the small Scottish islands. In one case, a Cub Pack
had 8 members: 5 boys and 3 girls. It also happened to be exactly 100%
of the available youth on the island. This was officially sanctioned
by Scottish Headquarters, with the proviso that when the girls moved to
a boarding school on one of the larger islands they would have to
join the Guides instead. Without the girls, the Pack would not have
been able to meet the minimum standards. Without the girls, there
would have been no Cubs for the boys either.
Exceptions can be made to the rules if there is sufficient need.
The case of the girl wanting to go to Philmont sounds like a rule
being applied which doesn't take into account current circumstances.
(How would Philmont react to an ASM wanting to take part as a normal
Of course, if the BSA accepted that Girls can do ranks just as well
the Boys, this problem would not occur. Go co-ed!
Have a nice weekend!
David D. Miller
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City